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A picture of young designer, ERIN BARR, in her beautiful, Brooklyn studio.
I just started working with her and all I can say is that she is amazing, talented, and inspiring! I’ve never been so excited to work with someone as great as her. Especially working in this ruthless Fashion World, she is an outlier about to do great things. The ‘cut-throat’ environment that the Fashion Industry notoriously reaks of is, for the most part, true and forces for unhealthy lifestyles and conditions. Believe me, I’ve seen it and whatever, I’ve paid my dues. But ‘Cut-Throat’ could be done in another light and l’m glad to hear about new up-and-coming companies take it in a positive route. They’re companies that stem from kindness, compassion, and of course, being undeniably DOPE (don’t fake it till you make it). A workplace that thrives off this is a natural stimulant for employees to give their best work, thus gaining top results for the company. (Maslow’s Theory of Motivation is a great source for this) Erin, whether she knows it or not, is changing it. I’ve never thought I’d be THIS willing to push myself all because of kindness and mold to her specific aesthetic and process. People who show kindness and compassion will certainly get kindness and compassion in return… as well as the best WORK from their team. I will grind to the best of my abilities because I genuinely want to help someone like her out.
I wish all success and happiness for her.